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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Chinese tree (Litchi chinensis) that bears bright red fruits, each of which has a large single seed with a white, fleshy, edible aril.
  • n. The nutlike fruit of this tree. Also called litchi nut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of lychee.


Chinese (Mandarin) lì zhī : , litchi + zhī, twig.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Chinese Mandarin word (Pinyin: lìzhī) (Wiktionary)



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